Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Larry and Matthew Stokes of Bolingbrook were arrested after police found 33 cannabis plants and more than 1,000 grams of loose cannabis, officials said.
A Bolingbrook father and son were arrested Dec. 14 after officials said they found more than 1,000 grams of loose cannabis and 33 cannabis plants. Want to get the latest Bolingbrook news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our daily newsletter. Bolingbrook and Plainfield police helped the DEA execute a search warrant that netted $175,000 worth of marijuana at a Bolingbrook home, police said. Larry Stokes, 61, and son Matthew Stokes, 32, were arrested Dec. 14 at their home in the 800 block of Aberdeen Court after authorities searched the house and discovered 33 cannabis plants and 1,048 grams of loose cannabis, according to police. Members of the Will County Cooperative Police Assistance Team and the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Will County has already spent half a million dollars prosecuting Drew Peterson and Christopher Vaughn -- and is requesting more money to pay the bills.
Prosecuting Drew Peterson and Christopher Vaughn trials cost Will County more than $500,000, according to the AP. But just wait -- Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow is asking for $100,000 more. The Will County board will vote Dec. 20 whether to approve the $100,000 request. The money will pay for "expert witnesses" used in both trials, according to the New Republic. The county transferred $500,000 into a special prosecution fund a few years ago. Much of that money was designated for both cases, according to the Joliet Herald-News. “When you get right down to it, they were probably two of the biggest cases in the history of Will County,” said Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for Glasgow’s office. Peterson was convicted of the murder…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Darel Agerton said his grandmother was unconscious when he found her, but evidence shows she was strangled and beaten, the Will County Sheriff's Office says.
A Joliet man who police say beat and strangled his 90-year-old grandmother just one day after being released from prison has been charged with first-degree murder. Darel C. Agerton, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for the Nov. 30 death of Veronica R. Schick, whose unconscious body was found on the floor of her 109 Jessie St. home, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Agerton listed Schick's address as his residence. Agerton, who was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections on Nov. 29 after serving 15 months for his fourth DUI conviction, told emergency responders that he awoke from a nap to find his grandmother unresponsive and laying on the floor, a sheriff's office release said. When investigators …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The president of a Minnesota aviation service business was in the plane that crashed in a Wilton Center field.
The man killed in the Tuesday afternoon plane crash in a Wilton Center field was the president of a Minnesota aviation service business. Larry Diffley, 74, was the sole occupant of the multi-engine Beech 58 that went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Diffley operated Bemidji Aviation Services in Bemidji, MN. According to the company's website, Diffley and another man took over the business "with three employees, their own Cessna 150 and the three 150's already in place at Bemidji Aviation" in 1970. Diffley is listed as the company's president. Employees of Bemidji Aviation Services declined to give their names or much information about the crash Tuesday evening. One said, "We are aware of the crash and we're working with the (National …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Although unemployment is down from this time compared to last year, numbers increased from September 2012 to October 2012 in Bolingbrook, Will County and Illinois.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Will County public officials spoke at Romeoville High School last week at a community heroin forum hosted by Valley View School District 365U and Will County HELPS.
In 1998, Will County officials were surprised if they saw one or two deaths from heroin overdoses, Will County Coroner Pat O’Neil told those gathered for a community forum on heroin Nov. 14. Now Will County is on track to have 48 deaths from heroin overdoses in 2012. It’s a heroin epidemic, Will County officials said. A public health crisis. Heroin is in your community. It’s readily available. It's very powerful, very addictive and incredibly dangerous. It’s cheap and easy to get. Several circumstances have occurred to create a “perfect storm” for the heroin epidemic, Nash said, and he expects it to get worse. “The holidays in regards to heroin are quite grim,” Nash said. “It’s not unusual to lose six or seven people (to heroin overdoses…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thirty-seven people in Will County have died following heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 30 people who died in 2011.
Two Valley View School District 365U students died "earlier this school year" from heroin overdoses. In Will County, 37 people have died from heroin overdoses this year. The increase in heroin deaths and heroin use has led to public meetings throughout the area, including in Naperville, Romeoville and Channahon. The latest will be held Wednesday at Romeoville High School, hosted by Valley View School District 365U and the Romeoville Police Department. Several young people in the Bolingbrook and Romeoville areas have lost their lives in the past two months because of heroin overdoses, Romeoville Chief of Police Mark Turvey said in a Valley View district release. While Valley View confirmed the two deaths, the district would not release …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has secured a fifth term in office.
In a year of victories, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow just notched another one. Glasgow successfully defended his office againset upstart Republican challenger Dave Carlson, taking 136,469 of 239,975 election night votes. He will be sworn in a fifth term as Will County's top prosecutor. Glasgow captured 56.87 percent of the ballot to Carlson's 43.13 percent. Election results will not be official until Nov. 27, when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by midnight, Nov. 5, and provisional and grace period ballots are counted on Nov. 20. Glasgow was jubilant after the last precincts results were counted. "I'm looking forward to putting bad guys away and creating innovative prevention programs," …
It's against the law for election judges to be asked for identification before someone's allowed to vote. To register a complaint, call 815-727-8872.
At least two Will County voters say they were asked to present an ID before being allowed to vote today, even though Illinois law prohibits election judges from requesting identification. Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Patch Facebook fans mostly reported they did not have to show ID. One reported having to show ID at Brooks Middle School. Another reader said an African American woman was asked to show ID but she did not. A third said first time voters were asked to show ID. Plainfield Debbie, who asked that her last name not be used, said she observed numerous voters being asked to show ID at her polling place, Plainfield Fire Station #3, 25001 W. 119th St. "Everyone had to show ID," she said, noting it was her first time voting in Illinois…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Bolingbrook residents -- we want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6.